Jordan Belfort quotes page 2
Hookers were so much a part of the Stratton subculture that we classified them like publicly
traded stocks: Blue Chips were considered the top-of-the-line hooker, zee creme de la
creme. They were usually struggling young models or exceptionally beautiful college girls in
desperate need of intuition or designer clothing, and for a few thousand dollars they would do
almost anything imaginable, either to you or to each other. Next came the NASDAQs, who
were one step down from the Blue Chips. They were priced between three and five hundred
dollars and made you were a condom unless you gave them a hefty tip, which I always did.
Then came the Pink Sheet hookers, who were the lowest form of all, usually a streetwalker or
the sort of low-class hooker who showed up in response to a desperate late-night phone call
to a number in Screw magazine or the yellow pages. They usually cost a hundred dollars or
less, and if you didn't wear a condom, you'd get a penicillin shot the next day and then pray
that your dick didn't fall off.
Empowering beliefs lead to a lifetime of joy and happiness and disempowering beliefs lead to a
life of quiet desperation . That's the way it is. You cannot rise above the level of your limiting
beliefs. Crack those limiting beliefs!
We are not our past experiences. We are the capabilities and the resources that we've
gleaned from them. Shit happens to people! You make huge mistakes. But you're not those
mistakes, you're not your bankruptcy, you're not your failure - what you are is the lessons
what you've learned from that and you can use now.
It was a mystery to me why I felt compelled to always book the presidential Suite, no matter
how ludicrous the price. I was certain that it had something to do with watching Richard Gere
do it in the movie Pretty Woman, which was one of my all-time favorites.
My philosophy is this, it always was - see things as they are, but not worse than they are.
And that's what a lot of people do - they see things worse than they are. And they tell that
story, "Ah, it's so terrible... only a madman would possibly take action!" So that's their excuse
for not doing anything about their problems. So - see things as they are, not worse than
they are. Then see them better than they are, and make them that way.
If I earn a million dollars a week and the average American earns a thousand dollars a week,
then when I spend twenty thousand dollars on something it's the equivalent of the average
American spending twenty dollars on something, right?
"Everybody knows Scott blew Irv, and you didn't see Scott losing his job over it, did you?" ...
"Anyway," continued Stratton's new CEO, "that heinous act had more to do with power than
sex. And Irv has now proved to us that he's a true man of power - getting one of the junior
brokers to blow him. So the whole act is exempt, and Scott is forgiven."
It's the emotions that we feel that dictate the quality of our life.
Hi, my name is Jordan, and I'm alcoholic, a Quaalude addict, and a cocaine addict. I'm also
addicted to Xanax and Valium and morphine and Klonopin and GHB and marijuana and
Percocet and mescaline and just about everything else, including high-priced hookers,
medium-priced hookers, and an occasional streetwalker, but only when I feel like punishing
myself. Sometimes I take an afternoon massage at one of those Korean joints, and I have a
young Korean girl jerk me off with baby oil. I always offer her a couple of hundred extra if
she'll stick her tongue up my ass, but it's sort of hit or miss, because of the language barrier.
Anyway, I never wear a condom, just on general principles. I've been sober for five whole
days now, and I'm walking around with a constant erection. I miss my wife terribly, and if you
really want to resent me I'll show you a picture of her.
It was all about excess: about crossing over forbidden lines, about doing things you thought
you'd never do and associating with people who were even wilder than yourself, so you'd feel
that much more normal about your own life.